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Walking Horse Celebration CEO Stepping Down

The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently announced that Chief Executive Officer and Show Manager Ron Thomas, will no longer serve in that position.

After an extensive career in the insurance Read More

Kentucky Extension, Conservation Service Team Up for Best Grazing

Partnerships allow two people or entities to pool their strengths, with the combination stronger than either could be on their own. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and federal Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have Read More

Equine Flu: Portion of New South Wales Reclassified as Lower Risk

The campaign by the government of New South Wales (NSW) to rid the state of equine influenza reached another milestone yesterday, when a further 10 million hectares (38,600 square miles) were reclassified from high risk (amber) to lower risk Read More

Girl Scout Troop Thanks Vet College for Saving Favorite Horse

Many will give thanks for the blessings in their lives this Thanksgiving. For one family and a generous troop of Girl Scouts, their thankfulness will include the health of a horse named Denali and the "miracle workers" in the Virginia-Maryland Read More

FEI Planning Hong Kong Preparation Meeting

The deadline to register for "On to Hong Kong," a workshop to assist participating nations in their preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, is Dec. 1.

The event was organized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Read More

Researchers Pinpoint Link Between Appaloosa Coloring and Night Blindness

Congenital stationary night blindness causes vision deficits in Appaloosas with certain coat patterns. Read More

Virginia Tech Leader to Serve as 2008 Olympic Veterinarian

David Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, had scarcely unpacked his bags after journeying from Sydney, Australia, to the United States to assume his new duties as head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland Read More

International Welfare Team Helping Animals Affected by Mexico Flooding

A coalition of international animal welfare organizations, including Humane Society International, are responding to the needs of animals in the wake of massive floods that left approximately 80% of Tabasco, Mexico underwater.

Villahermosa, Read More

Colorado State to Create Chair in Equine Orthopedics

Colorado State University has announced a $3 million gift to establish a university chair in equine orthopedics in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The gift is from Abigail K. Kawananakoa of Hawaii; the chair is the Read More

South Dakota Teen Wins USEF Youth Sportsman's Award

Kirsten Kimbler is the winner of the United State Equestrian Federation's (USEF) 2007 Youth Sportsman's Award. According to the Federation, Kimbler has demonstrated an ongoing commitment and dedication to the USEF and her affiliate organizations Read More

Couple Donates $1 Million to UPenn Laminitis Research Fund

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has announced a gift of $1 million from philanthropists Marianne and John K. Castle to support its laminitis research.

"We are enormously grateful for the Castles' generosity. Read More

'Winterizing Your Horse' Seminar at the Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park will be hosting a winter horse care seminar this Saturday (Nov. 17).

Topics will include:

  • Where Did All the Feed Go? (9:00-9:45) Feeding Challenges, nutrition, alternative feeds, and Read More

Unwanted Horse Group Asks Industry to Advocate Responsible Ownership

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking breed registries, equine organizations, state associations and individual horse owners and service providers to spread the word to "Own Responsibly."

That was the message delivered by Read More

Eventing Olympic Medalist Winsome Adante Retired

After an illustrious career that included three victories at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, a team gold medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, team bronze and individual silver medals at the '04 Olympics, and countless other victories, Winsome Adante Read More

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Education Summit Focuses on Attracting, Keeping Equine Vets

Nationally recognized educators and private practitioners gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 10, to discuss how to recruit more equine veterinarians and ensure those currently in the profession are retained. The American Association of Read More

Horse Council Seeking Nominees for Youth Program Award

Strong leadership for young horsemen and women now will ensure a vital horse industry in the future. The American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) will recognize programs or organized activities that help build strong youth leaders within the Read More

Australian Horse Journal Wins BlogWorld Award

Bazzy Boy, an Australian Thoroughbred, hasn't won any big races, but he is attracting plenty of attention via his Web site. His online journal won top prize in the pet category at th Read More

Florida Veterinary Ophthalmologist Named Continuing Educator of the Year

Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Read More

New Flu Quarantine Allows Japanese Horses to Compete in Hong Kong

From the Hong Kong Jockey Club

Quarantine protocols will be enacted to enable Japanese horses to compete in the 2007 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races.

Extensive negotiations between the Hong Kong Read More

Rutgers Equine Science Center Offers New Courses

The Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will offer two new courses in 2008 focusing on horse health and horse industry leadership.

The first is a semester-long program called "Advanced Equine Health Care an Read More

Bill to Preserve Equestrian Access to Public Land Introduced in Senate

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced Nov. 1 the Preserving our Equine Heritage on Public Lands Act (S. 2238). This bill is similar to the so-called "Right-to-Ride" bill that Crapo introduced in the last Congress.

"Senator Crapo has been a Read More

Unwanted Horse Coalition Releases New Brochure and Handbook

The Unwanted Horse Coalition has released a new informational brochure and handbook.

"We've updated the brochure to reflect the growth the coalition has experienced over the last year," said Tom Lenz, DVM, group chairman. "Th Read More

Horse Council National Forum Tackles Major Industry Concerns

More than 100 industry professionals and horse enthusiasts from every sector of the equine world gathered at Keeneland Racetrack on Nov. 2 for the American Horse Council's (AHC) National Issues Fall Forum. Included in the Forum were Read More

Make a Gift of Veterinary Care for a Working Animal

The U.K.'s Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) recently introduced its "Happy Hooves" Christmas gift catalog, featuring an array of veterinary Read More